Call Number: SC1129
Cover, Thomas, 1938-2012.
Title: Thomas Cover papers
Dates: circa 1964-2011
73.5 Linear feet and 128 megabytes
Language(s): The materials are in English.
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Born in San Bernardino, California, on August 7, 1938, Thomas M. Cover received a B.S. in physics from the Massachusetts Institute
of Technology in 1960, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees, both in electrical engineering, from Stanford in 1961 and 1964, respectively.
Cover joined the faculty at the Stanford School of Engineering in 1964, becoming a professor in 1972. He directed Stanford's
Information Systems Laboratory from 1988 to 1996. In 1994, he was named the Kwoh-Ting Li Professor of Electrical Engineering
In 1990, the Information Theory Society of the IEEE awarded him the Claude E. Shannon Award, the highest honor for lifetime
achievement in information theory. In 1997, the IEEE awarded him the Richard W. Hamming medal for "fundamental work in information
theory, statistics and pattern recognition."
Cover was past president of the IEEE Information Theory Society. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and
named as a Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and
the IEEE. In 2003, he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
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